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Nathan Rudin MD

Nathan Rudin, MD, is Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.


Dr. Rudin is a 1991 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Boston University. He completed an Internal Medicine internship at Francis Scott Key Medical Center in 1992 and obtained his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency training at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern University. 


Dr. Rudin came to UW Rehabilitation Medicine from Johns Hopkins Medicine in 2001.  He served for 11 years as Medical Director of the UW Pain and Headache Clinics.  He is an active clinician, teacher, author, and researcher with particular interests in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, fibromyalgia, medication management of chronic pain, and interdisciplinary pain care.  He has received awards recognizing his teaching, clinical care, and mentorship.  


Dr. Rudin has coauthored state and national guidelines on pain management. He is past President and a current Director of the Midwest Pain Society.  He is past President of the Medical Staff Board, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.  He presently chairs an effort to standardize and improve the onboarding of new providers at UW Health.